Nintendo Switch Sold Out at GameStop, preorders ended up in eBay
Jan 16, 2017 01:42 PM EST
The incredible demands of the upcoming Nintendo's new console - Nintendo Switch have reached its peak when the biggest game retailer is out of stock, as GameStop hits 1.2 million pre-orders.
According to Polygon, if you are in the United States, looking elsewhere may be of no use as the Switch is unavailable for pre-order, reserve or anything similar at not only GameStop but also other major game retailers such as Target, Toys R Us, Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy.
The retailers marked the console as "unavailable" just three days after pre-orders opened. Nintendo Switch is set for release on March 3. Although the console is currently unavailable, its accessories and games however are still up for sale.
On the other hand, Amazon revealed that they have sold their entire allocation with a notice stating that "orders will be fulfilled in the order they are placed as soon as we receive further stock."
2 million Switch consoles will be available worldwide in its first Month as promised by Nintendo - which is huge for a non-Christmas launch) and that more will be available soon.
With such a huge demands from gamers, this however do not have any say to the future of Switch as the previous Wii U was also sold out at lunch - but not in the early stage as Switch.
Meanwhile, opportunists treat the situation as another chance to make quick cash as the Switch has eventually end up in eBay, reported Tech Times.
The listings for the console already populate the online auction website with prices reaching as high as $500 from its previous $300.
Originally known in development as the NX, The Nintendo Switch is the company's seventh major home console which was officially unveiled in October 2016. Shaped like a tablet computer which can be use portably or connected to a television, the new console is a "hybrid" console that allows different modes of play. Nintendo however markets the new console as a home console rather than as a portable.